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Trying to get back into the swing of things
Apropos of nothing much, I'll tell you that I tried to watch the third Mummy movie last night, and I could not get fifteen minutes into it--because I can forgive a lot, and I can have a lot of fun with stuff that isn't actually good, but I just could not, not, not get behind Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz (who I love in the first movie). They just weren't even the same character--Rachel Weisz brought a kind of giddy can-do energy to Evie, whereas Maria Bello had this arch, coy, detached take on the whole thing (and how much of that is due to her wrestling with a fake accent, I don't know).

But I will give the movie this: the first time we hear Bello!Evie, she's reading aloud from a novel she's published (a thinly fictionalized version of her own adventures). Then a woman in the audience stands up and asks if she based the heroine on herself, and then we see Bello!Evie for the first time as she says, all but winking at the camera, "No, I can honestly say she is a completely different person." I laughed so hard.

Must Watch: First Trailer for Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes'!

ETA: Early leak of the New Moon poster, it looks like. Although the watermark is cracking me up.

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when I saw the previews for the Mummy 3 my brain mostly went: Brendan Fraser = hot, Jet Li = awesome, grown up son = weird, and, wait, MARIA BELLO?!!!! wtf!!!!

color me not pleased that they replaced Rachel Weisz. and the fact that the chemistry between Maria Bello and Brendan Frasier was a bit lacking kinda just cemented that. plus the grown kid thing was way too weird since they're pushing the timeline of the movies way too forward given the actual ages of the main actors. also, what's with the lacking pathos for the Emperor. Imhotep may have been the bad guy but you sympathized with him because of the more complex, humane back-story. The balance of action to smack-down felt completely off in this movie. I kept wondering why I should care that they were getting beaten down. oooh, he's trying to take over the world for...taking over the world's sake. ::yawn::

every time i see 'maria bello,' i read it as 'mario bella.' twilight and old video games unite.
she should change her name

I'm not sure if you've seen this or posted this, but this needs to be shared and mocked appropriately.